Climate calamity will cost US$99 trillion in loss and damage by 2100, and the fossil fuel industry is responsible for 70 per cent of that wreckage – so should pay US$23.2 trillion in reparations through to 2050, a groundbreaking new study calculates.
Wording of the report's summary reflects the presence of political wrangling – net-zero terminology was prioritised over a mention that there is a need to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Feasible solutions were downplayed. This could lead less-informed policymakers to conclude that we can 'just magically plant trees and carry on as usual'.
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The ad, which was made by Greenpeace and rebadged by Iceland, was blocked from airing on television by the UK's ad watchdog because it broke rules on political advertising. Iceland says it is not anti-palm oil, 'we are anti-deforestation.'
Together it stands, divided it falls. EU, through its environment ministers, had agreed to ratify the Paris Agreement through a process that would enable individual countries to send their instruments of ratification directly to the UN.
When sweaty revellers are cutting shapes on the dance floor, can they be inspired to think about climate change? Dilo and Robin Perkins from DJs For Climate Action tell the Eco-Business Podcast how dance music can drive climate action.